Lamar Graphic Design Blog

Lamar University's Graphic Design Department Blog

Environmental Graphic Design – An Interview with Designer, Renée Malloy

At Lamar University, the art department is running a special topics course in environmental graphic design. The focus of the course is to create environmental graphics for a new building … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Because Anybody Can Design by Diana Chavez

In this piece, author, Diana Chavez, explores the negative effects of the easy accessibility of graphic design software. Chavez challenges readers to think, just because everyone can design, should they? … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Student Work: Mininalist Book Cover Designs Spring 2013

This spring the Graphic Design 1 class created minimalist book cover designs. The challenge was to create book covers that worked in a minimalist design style. Each student created a … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

You Get Out, What You Put In by Michael Boudreaux

I remember blindly jumping into Lamar University as a business major after the summer following my high school graduation in 2002. Nearly ten years and two changes of major later, … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Designing Within Constraints (Part 2) by Jordan Gonzales

In my previous post, I covered quickly why designing using constrains, as a guide is important, and how it can help designers challenge themselves and grow to create stronger work. … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Designing Within Constraints (Part 1) by Jordan Gonzales

One of the most rudimentary ways to define graphic design is to say that it is a method of problem solving. All problems have parameters, and all designers must work … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Originality in Graphic Design by David Brock

It seems that there is no hope for original ideas or concepts of creativity these days, and for that matter, hasn’t been for quite some time now.  Originality is a … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lamar Graphic Design Blog

Welcome to the new Lamar Graphic Design Blog! This blog has been created for the Lamar University graphic design department. This forum will provide useful links to students as well … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment